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Kids talk with God

Kids talk with God

Use this section to help your children learn to reach out to God in all things. The sample prayers all begin with “Dear God,” however, you may use any other names for God your children are comfortable with (i.e. Jesus, Father God, Lord Jesus, Heavenly Father, Abba Father, Lord). If your children are ready to learn how to formulate their own prayers, use the verses under “Scripture-guided prayer for children” for inspiration.

Sample prayers

Dear God, I want to be kind. Help me to be kind even when I don’t feel like it or when I don’t think the other person deserves it. Amen.

Dear God, please show me if one of my family members (or friends) need me to be extra kind to them today. Thank you. Amen.

Dear God, You tell us not to pay back wrong for wrong, but to always try to be kind to each other (1 Thessalonians 5:15). Even when I feel someone has done something wrong, please help me to be kind. Amen.

Dear God, You are so kind to us. Thank you. Please put Your love in my heart so I can be kind to others. Amen.

Dear God, please help me to treat others as I want to be treated. Amen.

Dear God, I have been unkind ________________ (with my words/with my hands, etc.). Please forgive me and help me to have _______________ (kind words/kind hands, etc.) Thank you. Amen.

Scripture-guided prayer for children

Read through one of the selected Scriptures under each heading and help your children pray based on the verse you read. Encourage them to listen to God and allow His Spirit to guide them as they pray.

Character focus

Begin by letting God know how much you appreciate His love and kindness.

Psalm 34:8 | Psalm 107:1, 8-9 | Jeremiah 9:24

Heart search

Acknowledge when and how you are unkind.

Philippians 2:3-4 | 1 Thessalonians 5:15 | James 3:16

Gratitude

Thank God for ways you have seen kindness exhibited in your family.

Personal requests

Ask God to help you, your siblings and parents, be kind to each other.

Psalm 19:14 | Luke 6:31 | 1 Corinthians 13:4